The cast of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” can wear all the hunter’s camouflage they want. Forgive them, though, if they hardly blend in with their TV competition’s surroundings.
The Robertson family gathers around the dinner table to pray at the end of every episode. Now, part of the cast will give area fans of the program something positively divine: an evening with them as they share insight about their show, their business and their Christian faith.
Si Robertson and married couple Willie and Korie Robertson of the show’s Louisiana-based Duck Commander duck call business will speak and answer audience questions during “A Night With Duck Dynasty” at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Columbus North High School gym, which will be configured for 7,000 seats.
The Columbus-based Blank Slate Productions, which previously organized sold-out Columbus concerts with Christian pop-rock artists Casting Crowns and also Francesca Battistelli, is presenting the event. Tickets go on sale today.
David Gregory, one of the Blank Slate owners, said the idea originated with Blank Slate team member Amy Hammons, a big fan of “Duck Dynasty.”
“They’re probably the biggest mega-stars in pop culture,” Gregory said. “And we’re all about making a positive impact.”
Gregory and Blank Slate team members like the fact that the Robertsons regularly mention everything from forgiveness to Scripture on the formerly top-rated show airing Wednesdays. But Gregory said the local appearance will be much like the program — varied and far-ranging. The trio will speak for about 45 minutes and will follow with a 45-minute question-and-answer session from queries submitted through Blank Slate, Facebook and Twitter.
“The craziest thing is that they are so incredibly popular with nearly every group out there,” Gregory said.
Hammons and her children, ages 13, 10 and 3, have loved the show since it began in 2012.
“We think it’s hilarious,” Hammons said. “And we love the way they’re so open with their faith. And it’s a show the whole family can watch together. There’s not many shows like that.”
Si is known for his colorful country wit, including lines such as “Your beard is so hairy, even Dora can’t explore it.” He authored a popular book, “Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.”
Hammons’ 3-year-old son wears “Duck Dynasty” pajamas.
“I think people here will love them,” she said. “We generally don’t have celebrities in town. So I think it will be awesome.”
Calling all ‘Duck’ fans
Who: Si, Willie and Korie Robertson from the A&E hit reality show, “Duck Dynasty,” following the lives of family members operating the Duck Commander duck-call business.
When: Speaking and answering questions about the show, their life, business and faith at 7 p.m. Aug. 23.
Where: Columbus North High School gym, 1400 25th St.
Tickets: General admission for each level. Floor seats: $55; level 1 seats, $40; level 2 seats, $25.
Presale today through April 30 at 343-9762. Everyone who purchases tickets in this presale time will be able to enter Columbus North 10 minutes prior to doors opening.
All other tickets will be available at Midwest Computer Solutions and at blankslatepro.org beginning May 1.
Information: 343-9762 or blankslatepro.org.